This is exactly the kind of reply that stops me from going on the Iodine protocol.
Even the Iodine experts in this forum have yet to provide a decent reply to people having worries about hashimotos and hyperthyroidism. Instead, they seem to choose to just slam any 'attack' on Iodine (which it really isn't).
This is really unfortunate. Makes the experts look like children, and the doubters come into even more doubt about the whole thing.
I know its not the mission in life for people posting here to get everyone on iodine.
Yet, to soem degree you must care. Why else would you be posting here...
You're really doing everyone a disservice by only attacking serious doctors and researchers as soon as the 'achilles heal' of iodine comes up (meaning hyperthyroidism & related).
It would be refreshing, for once, to see a "I don't know" or even better: point to some research that indicates that iodine is perfectly safe for hashimotos or hyperthyroidism.
I have concluded that it is NOT safe to take higher dosages of iodine when you are borderline hyper. If you are hypo, it's probably not a good idea to take large dosages over longer periods of time either. Until I see research that points to the opposite, I'm not going to be doing much iodine.
Oh, and I'm sure I will be attacked for this post.
But maybe you could try something new, and just point me/us to some serious research that proves iodine really is safe for hypers and potential hypers.
Believe me, nothing would make me happier to see this.
I didn't buy my two bottles of Lugol's just to look pretty, sitting in the fridge.